Donation of 78s LPs and books from the family of Jules J. VanDersarl.
The Jules J.VanDersarl collection consists of 39 books on music, 51 pieces of sheet music, 1675 10" and 18 12" 78 rpm sound recordings. The collection Covers a period from the early 1900's to the 1960's. The recordings include many musical genres such as Classical, Novelty, Polka, Latin, Country, Jazz, and Rock and Roll, to name a few. These records include too many individual artists, vocal, instrumental groups, orchestras, and bands to list here.
Almost all of the recordings, belonged to Jules Joseph VanDersarl, but the sheet music, books, classical recordings and some of the popular records from the 40's and 50's belonged t his son, Jules John VanderSarl. All of these items were passed onto Jules John's children after he passed away.
The family soon learned that appropriate storage and care for all the heavy fragile discs were a problem. Since the old 78's were infrequently played by them any longer, they decided the time had come to find someone who would appreciate these old recordings and preserve them for future generations to enjoy.
After a long search, the family felt fortunate to hear about the Archive of Contemporary Music and made contact with Mr. B George. after corresponding with him and learning more about his work with The Internet Archive, the family quickly realized it would be the perfect place for preservation of the old recordings, books, and sheet music. The collection was packed and shipped to arrive safely, where it could be digitized and stored in the physical archive for future generations.
not yet scanned last entry, by Marc Wendt 10-10-2017